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Wanted for Questioning in Moorestown Arson
Moorestown Arson Suspect

Information: Kalkaska County Sheriff Dave Israel reports that the investigation of a house fire located at 12838 Moorestown Road SE, Fife Lake, Garfield Township has been determined to be arson. The Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office, Kalkaska County Fire Investigation Team and the Michigan State Police Fire Marshall's Office are conducting the investigation.

Sheriff Israel reports that the homeowner, Raymond S. Silvas came home and discovered an unknown white male inside his home, apparently committing a home invasion. The suspect was taking bags of property and placing them outside the residence. Silvas confronted the suspect and was doused with gasoline as the suspect ran from the home. Silvas ran to a neighbor's home and the suspect started the house on fire. The house, garage and motor home was a total loss.

The investigators have released a sketch of the suspect and anyone with any information is requested to call the Kalkaska County Sheriffs Office or the Arson hot line at 1-800-442-7766 (1-800-44-arson). A reward of up to $5,000.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the arson.

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